Masonry

06-18-2019
Here’s what to look for to ensure your fireplace is safe and up-to-snuff.   How do you keep your fireplace safe? The best tools you have are your eyes. With regular visual inspections both inside your home and out, you’ll make sure your fireplace is in good shape for the burning season. Checking From the Outside Examine the chimney to make sure a chimney cap is present and in good repair. The metal cap keeps animals, rain, and snow out of the chimney&nb
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12-12-2017
When temperatures reach a certain degrees it is not advisable to use mortar.  It will not cure correctly and then when Spring arrives there is a good posibility it will crack.   They're are situations where you can use a heater but not usually on chimneys and some other areas.  With that being said we have decided to close up until Spring when we know the weather will be acceptable for tuck pointing, and all Masonry work.   Call us now we are already booked for Spring
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10-20-2017
Fireplace Inserts Fireplace inserts replace the firebox in your existing masonry fireplace. They’re the best way to increase your fireplace’s efficiency. A ventless insert works similarly to a vent free gas log set. If you’re considering vent free gas logs, but your fireplace could use a bit of a cosmetic facelift, then a ventless insert is a great solution. A direct vent insert is a sealed system, so it completely eliminates the heat loss of other fireplace types. It
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10-20-2017
Chimney Dampers Top-sealing chimney dampers help eliminate a major source of heat loss by allowing you to close off your chimney when your fireplace is not in use. They basically function as a “lid” for your chimney, which you can open or close at will. Without a damper, your chimney is an open path for heat to escape—you should always have it closed when you’re not actively burning in your fireplace. Yet if you are burning, make sure you keep it open. In any case,
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